There are actually two carved crosses at Penmon, though one is by far the more interesting. But before we take a look at the crosses let's cover some background. The priory church of the medieval Augustinian monastery at Penmon now serves as the Penmon parish church. St Seiriol's Church, Penmon, Anglesey, Gwynedd, Wales
The small village of Pennal is located on the banks of the Dyfi, just a few miles west of the market town of Machynlleth. Machynlleth bills itself as the ancient capital of Wales, for it was there in 1404 that Prince Owain Glendower (Glyn Dŵr, Glyndower, or Glyndwr if you prefer variant Welsh spelling), held his famous Parliament. As for Pennal, it is linked to the last Parliament called by Glyndwr, two years later in 1406. A494, Pennal, Gwynedd, Wales
In a secluded woodland, the remains of ruined stone buildings stand guard over an ancient well to which curative powers were attributed. There are two well chambers plus an adjoining caretaker's cottage.
This cruciform shaped church boasts an ancient bell and a 15th century chancel. It stands on the site of a 6th century cell established by Gallgo and is one of the oldest Christian sites on Anglesey. The church is associated with the tragic shipwreck of the Royal Charter in 1859. Llanallgo, Anglesey, Anglesey, Gwynedd, Wales, LL72 8NE
The redundant church of St Michaels is the oldest building in Betws, dating to the 14th century. It stands in a a peaceful location beside the River Conwy and boasts an effigy of a knight who served with the Black Prince. Old Church Road, Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, Gwynedd, Wales
The parish church of St Cadfan's in Tywyn dates to the Norman period, but it contains a much earlier historic treasure in the form of St Cadfan's Stone, a slender sculptured stone monolith dating to the 8th or 9th century. St Cadfan's Stone is inscribed with the earliest known example of written Welsh language, making it an artefact of immense national importance. College Green, Tywyn, Gwynedd, Wales